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Play your vegetables right. Are they in tune?

Have you heard anything about vegetable s used as musical instruments? Cool! I say if you don't want to eat them, play them instead, right? I think this is one terrific and novel way of promoting healthy eating through vegetables. I am not trivializing this now. Because, seriously, there's one orchestra based in Vienna, Austria, considered Europe's classical music capital. And they are known as the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra. "The Vegetable Orchestra performs music solely on instruments made of vegetables. Using carrot flutes, pumpkin basses, leek violins, leek-zucchini-vibrators, cucumberophones and celery bongos, the orchestra creates its own extraordinary and vegetable sound universe. The ensemble overcomes preserved and marinated sound conceptions or tirelessly stewed listening habits putting focus on expanding the variety of vegetable instruments, developing novel musical ideas and exploring fresh vegetable sound gardens". So if you're a vegetarian and